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2003 Saab 9-3Review
Guru9XNKP4 writes:
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Classy looking fully equipped vehicle. Reliable and low maintenance.

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Good Car Love The Turbo —

i had a saturn ion i put a lot of money into that car i decided to sell the car i didnt like the car but it was a god transportation and i wanted to buy a car that not many people have (theres just way too many hondas around here) i choosed the saab 9-3 linear 2.0 turbo. bough it from a kid dirt cheap he spent some money on fixing it but did have a few flaws, under driver seat amp damaged not really a big deal i but seriously saab should have installed that amp some where else removed that crap and installed new aftermarket radio and 2 rear 6x9 speakers. a little cosmetic damage inside and out,its expected on used cars buffing should get rid of some scratches, headlights! i replaced them with new ones from ebay pretty cheap $280 for the pair . love the fact that has an aftermarket cold air intake. some mechanical repair done through out the months small repair none major i know some parts can be expensive some others are not but depends on where you find them, trunk is huge thats why i like to load it with groceries and laundry fits a 55 inc tv like a glove anyways this saab is great on the highway feels like if you are on a plane yes cause i hear a not so loud noise from engine and not much from road noise my guess is cause of the turbo?? the brakes are good , power steering very smooth, shocks they are ok for now might replace them some time in a couple of months it is a gas saver 200 miles and still not even in half a tank i drive about 30 miles daily perfect for winter and snow it has tracking control if you gonna buy a used one go for it just be ready when it comes to maintenance and repairs. but im sure the car will last you as long as you take care of her. if you want to be repair free get one that its around $3000-$4000 range.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: handles pretty well with turbo customize dash, install new radio and rear speakers easy job but take some time, drives great in snow

Cons: getting out of the front seat, leather is not the best, daytime running lights sucks! under drivers seat amp is ridiculous,if you dont like the factory radio get ready to spend some money on new system that includes speakers (not sub)

11 of 16 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Saab 9-3 SE ConvertibleReview
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Spunky And Sporty — Very spunky great handling sporty car. Typical cargo space for a sports car. Comfortable seats. SID pixels are notoriously deficient. Paint has blemishes. Soft top easy up and down. I would have expected better quality audio, however stock system is not terrible.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Very spunky

Cons: Finding parts

5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Saab 9-3 VectorReview
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Saab 9-3 Vector — I like this car because it shows you are different. People who drive SAABs know about standing out and not following everyone else. If I wanted a car that everyone else has I would have got a BMW, Audi, or a Mercedes-Benz

Pros: You do not see many of them

Cons: It was built under GM ownership

14 of 18 people found this review helpful.
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A Sporty Sedan With Excellent Fuel Economy! — This 9-3 has good amount of power and torque with excellent fuel economy. I drive fairly aggressively and still manage to get about 28 MPG combined. This car is extremely balanced through corners and is a total blast to drive on the highway. The sound system is great as well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The seats are very comfortable. It's a very simple looking car from the outside and doesn't draw very much attention from law enforcement. A fantastic project car if you want something that is turbocharged from the factory.

Cons: Parts can be hard to find locally. I found almost all of my parts online.

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2003 Saab 9-3 VectorReview
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A Dependable Good Looking Saloon — Alot of car for your money.feels very well screwed together,beautifully quiet and comfortable,fuel ecomomy not great but makes up for it with a very slick gearbox and plenty of standard equipment.Has some get up and go when you need it but is so quiet you wouldnt know it unless you stare at the speedo.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: very comfortable cruiser, solid and safe,

Cons: Fuel economy,The black coating on the climate control buttons wears off very quickly and looks horrible

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Perfectly Balanced Value — This Saab is an attractive, nibble, and luxurious vehicle. This car revs up 175hp with a fuel economy of 35 mpg. The powertrain on this car is solid and was engineered for excellence and includes 4-link rear suspension with "ReAxs," a Power Assist Rack & Pinion Steering, a 2.0 liter, and a 4 cyclinder DOHC Turbo engine. The interior features are power driver seat, in dash 6 CD changer with Saab infotainment, automatic climate control, and heated front seats. This particular model has all pleasures of the Vector and the fuel economy of the base model which make this car a "perfectly balanced value."

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This particular car is loaded like a Vector; 17" Alloy package with sport chasis, launch package and touring package. Great for long travel; comfortable, nibble, and great on gas (hwy 31-35 mpg).

Cons: Hard to find repair shop for it in the "South." Cost of repairs.

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Sexy — Great car overall... if they fixed the electrical problems it would be perfect. Could use a little more power under the hood but otherwise can own other cars in its class. Amazing breaking and handling.. vest car ive owned in the snow.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: great pick up and go, great gas mileage, very comfortable

Cons: electrical problems suck big ass

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2003 Saab 9-3 ArcReview
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2003 Saab 9-3 Arc — I love this car, the 2.0 Turbo is good on gas and has amazing pickup. No repairs needed, so the cost of ownership ahs been cheap! Really fun car to drive. A few interior electrical problems but they were easy to fix.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Speed, pickup and fun to drive

Cons: interior electrical problems; the car is too smart for its own good!

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2003 Saab 9-3 LinearReview
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Probably Not My Last Saab. — A nice, powerful sedan with clean lines and appearance. 2,2 litre TiD engine, no extencive styling which made it a kind of anonymous vehicle with LOADS of torque. A reliable and comfortable ride, allthough anonymous. Average diesel consumption = 0,65 - 0,70 litres/10 km.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: It's a Saab!

Cons: Crappy soundsystem.

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2011 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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For a 10 year old car it seems to be in very good condition. 78,000 on it now and hoping to take it to 170,000!! I owned a 2006 Saab convertible and loved it. When Saab went under it was very disap... Read More

2010 Saab 9-3 Reviews

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Is a nice and exite car for fun on drive Read More

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A design classic always the Saab. Loved by designers. Read More

2009 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Guru8PVQC

I think the car is a great value and its features are outstanding. Read More

I Like It By saabfanchi

I miss the button dash Saab like my 2006 9-3 that I sold. This one has a very GM dash with the GM radio and the knobs for the climate control look like they come from the GM Europe parts bin. Read More

2008 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Guru212BN

I believe its an excellent value. Top shelf, truly. Read More

Review By David

Great car with low miles. Reasonable price. Im very pleased. Read More

2007 Saab 9-3 Reviews

Review By Roibeard

The SAAB 9-3 is a well engineered car that drives smoother than any other make or model car Ive had. I own a 2006 SAAB 9-3 and would be interested in getting a newer model. Read More

Review By GuruTCKSZ

The SAAB is a GREAT value, as long as you have a mechanic that will fix them reasonably. Really fun to drive, great features only found on high end luxury cars, German engineering (German components,... Read More

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